This morning as our alarm made that awful noise at 6 am, you know the one that iPhones come with as standard and we opened our eyes thinking it was Friday when in actual fact it was Wednesday, and our whole day came crashing down in one single moment.

What a way to start the day. Then something happened, something quite exciting. We opened up our mailbox to find a pre-release of a Kindle book. Now books aren’t usually our forte, you know we prefer a trashy women’s mag or a glossy fashion bible full of the latest trends and celebrity gossip, but this book was different.  This book was about HAIR.

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Yes, and that excited us. Its title grabbed us, are you ready for it…”HELP! I Suck At Hair: Tips, Tricks & Insider Secrets for the Hair-Challenged“.  Our eyes widened in excitement, we ran downstairs poured ourselves a cup of ambition…sorry tea (kudos if you got the Dolly reference), ran back upstairs, climbed back into bed, snuggling into this little man….

HELP! I Suck At Hair: Tips, Tricks &; Insider Secrets for the Hair-Challenged: Kindle Book Review 1

I quickly thought about our Metafit class at 7.30 and then threw that to the back of our mind to begin reading.

Hair today

At first when we realised it was 110 pages in length we were a little taken back and thought WOW how on earth can you fill 110 pages worth of hair, but after the first couple of minutes we pull take ourselves away from it, occasionally we glanced over at our mirror, did some twisting and pulling of our hair, pouted a little and thought oh yeah we’ll try that later.


On with the book, it covers virtually everything and as a 3 style limit, we love to give anything a go, with expert knowledge about both hairstyles and hair maintenance we immediately built our trust in the book and were particularly intrigued by the ‘Up Do’ section.  With Proms and Ladies Day, alongside many Weddings planned for over the Summer, we know how many of you ask us about which hairstyle will suit you best, for these formal occasions we love an updo and totally recommend giving the Baroque a try even though it’s slightly tricky.

Does it cut it?

The most ingenious part of the entire book is the chapter on cutting your hair to suit your face shape. I was just talking about this the other day whereby a group of friends and I were reminiscing about the most horrendous haircuts we’ve ever had and one stuck out particularly. I had seen a photograph of Jennifer Lopez with a short choppy bob, skipped off to the hairdressers with my image on my phone and firmly in my head. An hour later MY LIFE WAS OVER.

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Even the mirror refused to look at me it was that horrendous. The shape and style of the cut did not compliment my face whatsoever I looked like a pumpkin.  It made my face look round and fat and it was even too short to tie back.  I can remember grimacing and telling my ex-hairdresser that I loved it and it was perfect when she showed me. In reality, I was sat there thinking WHAT HAVE YOU DONE?!


Your relationship with your hairdresser.

It’s a funny relationship you have with your hairdresser.  Somebody you trust with your life (well your hair), to be in total control of one of the biggest features. Then when they have an absolute howler of a haircut they’re gone. Into the bin just like a college ex-boyfriend.  Never thought about again until your best friends bring out the “do you remember when…” line. Your heart sinks remembering in a split second all the embarrassing moments that have happened in your life.

With everything from hair care to fact busting myths, this really is an amazing book. It was totally worth missing Metafit for.  We love that there are tutorials on how to create the perfect look that we can go back to time and time again.  The only downside to the book is that we love a visual so would have loved some ‘how to’ pictures with real demonstration images in there. Overall, we absolutely loved it and would recommend you download it.

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Laura is an award-winning entrepreneur with a passion for all things luxury. With a penchant for travel, her favourite destinations are Vegas and Ibiza. Catch her at the latest bar opening with a cocktail in hand followed by mornings in the gym. She dotes on her little Jack Russell, Ziggy and has an unhealthy Instagram obsession. Home interiors continue to grow as a passion and she absolutely loves shopping for all things fashion and beauty too.


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